Home made or specially designed clothes? I am having a little fun dressing up MiniMe

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In my early teens I wanted to be a fashion designer and I used to draw a lot of crazy things. I also submitted a few design for a competition when I was 14.  Ha ha ha, I did not fare as well as I thought I would. I remember getting a letter thanking for my contribution, but they thought I was maybe a little too young. Oh well, I thing it was their way to let me down easy.

From time to time I sew clothes or should say design clothes for the children, most often I make practical wearable clothing. Some patterns i make myself , some I buy and re do a bit to fit the style I want, and some I just eyeball and cut out free-hand.

I Have been a little buzzy bee since I made my little sewing nook. I have had a little fun making clothes for MiniMe with fabric I have had for a while. The plan was to make something a long time ago, but since my situation has changed, all my fabric and craft stuff had bern packed away.

The past few weeks I have finished about a dozen items of clothing for her and I still have a few more that I have not finished.

“Mum why do you not become a real designer and sell your clothes” the little one asked. Oh the sweet thing, she has really high opinions of her mum.

Here are a few of the tings i have made for her. The one above I just cut out by eyeballing it. It is an easy simple design, I made two layers and hemmed the top layer with some lace.

This two piece dress above i did not use a pattern either and I hand smocked the front part of the top. I smocked another top and I am currently working on the yellow piece you see to the left below.

When I lived in South Korea I had some lables made:)

 

 

 

 

In need of a place for my sewing machine, I did a quick DIY

The past couple of weeks I have been using up some of the fabrics that I have had stored in boxes since I moved in to my new place. I have made a little spring collection for MiniMe, dresses, pants, blazer and tops.

Making a mess I soon realized I needed a place for sewing and storing my sewing machine with easy access, and not to mention a place to hide all the mess.

I had planned to buy a cabinet at Ikea and retrofit it. Then I thought, do I really need to go out and buy a new piece of furniture, the little old cupboard that I have could be suitable for this purpose.

With a few scraps of wooden materials, some hardware, glue and a drill, I went ahead and put a little construction together,

that would fit inside one of the cupboards compartments.

I attached some wheels on it, so to roll it easily in and out.

Here it is almost finished and ready to be hidden from view. The only thing left is to figure out a nice way to store all the spools of thread and all the other things for sewing., and maybe paint the interior of the cupboard

Saved some money, did not have to go and buy something new:)

Homemade napkins, DIY

 

I made an attempt to organize and tidy up my hobby room, then I found this fabric and that is how far I got.

I bought this fabric at the Busan jin market 3 years ago, I was going to sew napkins. Oh well, better late than never.

So this weeks DIY is going to be napkins.

 

I sewed the edges with a black thread.

I should probably sewn a few basting stiches, but in forked fine with needles.

4 done and 4 more to go.